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May 27, 2008

CGSociety Artist Profile: Phil Tippett

Some people can walk unnoticed through a crowd yet leave a mark that alters almost everything we know. Phil Tippett is one of those wandering wizards. With his work on the hologram chess pieces in Star Wars to his recent work in ‘Enchanted’, ‘The Golden Compass’, and ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’, Tippett characters have been walking in our imaginations for years. Yet, if you saw Tippett in a crowd, you might barely notice the slightly rumpled man with intense eyes framed from years of smiling and concentration. He still seems to feel his impact has just been nothing more than luck and endurance. CGSociety sat him down for a yarn while at ADAPT in Montreal after a grueling year on 'Spiderwick'. (features.cgsociety.org)

Check out the full spread with video and pics over @ CGSociety

Posted by dschnee at 6:57 AM

May 22, 2008

VES Publishes First VFX Industry Credit Guidelines

VES Publishes First VFX Industry Credit Guidelines...

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has published the first ever set of VES guidelines for titles in the visual effects industry. The list has been vetted by VES members and ratified by the VES Board of Directors. Major studios have reviewed the list as well and are encouraged to utilize it.

"Through these collective efforts, a harmonized master list of titles has been created that should be useful as a touchstone for all effects stakeholders," says VES Exec Director, Eric Roth. "We think it represents a major step forward for our craft in standardizing the use of titles in the credits process for effects artists."

Questions regarding these guidelines can be addressed by calling the VES at 818-981-7861. Credits/Titles to be submitted in accordance with VES Guidelines are as follows: (vfxworld.com)


Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Production Assistant
Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Accountant
Senior Animation Supervisor
Visual Effects Plate Supervisor
Additional Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Plate Producer
Visual Effects Co-Supervisor
Visual Effects Editor
Visual Effects Associate Supervisor
Visual Effects Assistant Editor
Animation Director
Visual Effects Previz Lead
Animation Supervisor
Visual Effects Previz Artist
Senior Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Previz Editor
Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Previz Sound Editor
Visual Effects Associate Producer
Visual Effects Data Coordinator
Visual Effects Production Supervisor
Visual Effects Data Assistant
Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Vendor Coordinator
Visual Effects Assistant Coordinator
Visual Effects Consultant
Visual Effects Production Associate


Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
CG Supervisor
Visual Effects Supervisor
Compositing Supervisor
Additional Visual Effects Supervisor
Senior Visual Effects Art Director
Co-Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Art Director
Visual Effects Associate Supervisor
Concept Artist
Visual Effects Plate Supervisor
Storyboard Artist
Visual Effects Consultant
Visual Effects Editor
Senior Animation Supervisor
Assistant Visual Effects Editor
Animation Supervisor
Senior Visual Effects Producer
Color Grading Artist
Visual Effects Producer
Color Grading Supervisor
Visual Effects Executive Producer
Previz Supervisor
Visual Effects Associate Producer
Previz Artist
Visual Effects Coordinator
I/O Supervisor
Production Associate
I/O Operator
Production Supervisor
I/O Neg Cutter
Visual Effects Production Manager
I/O Coordinator
Visual Effects Plate Producer
Scan/Record Technician
Visual Effects Plate Coordinator
Still Photographer
3D Stereoscopic Supervisor


CG Sequence Supervisor
Lead Texture Artist
Digital Production Supervisor
Senior Texture Artist
Animation Supervisor
Junior Texture Artist
Animation Producer
Motion Capture Supervisor
Animation Production Manager
Motion Capture Producer
Animation Coordinator
Motion Capture Engineer
Technical Animation Supervisor
Motion Capture Technician
Technical Animation Lead
Digital Effects Producer
Lead TD
Digital Effects Production Manager
Digital Effects Coordinator
Assistant TD
Character Setup Supervisor
Lighting Supervisor
Character Setup Lead
Lighting Lead
Character Rigging Supervisor
Lighting Artist
Character Rigging Artist
FX Animator
Rigging Supervisor
Character Animation Lead
Rigging Artist
Character Animator
Look Development Supervisor
Animation Lead
Look Development Lead
Compositing Sequence Supervisor
Layout Supervisor
Compositing Lead
Layout Artist
Modeling Supervisor
Matte Supervisor
Modeling Lead
Matte Painter
Matte Artist
Simulation Supervisor
Matte Painting Supervisor
Simulation Lead
Lead Digital Matte Painter
Simulation Artist
Senior Digital Matte Painter
Matchmove Supervisor
Digital Matte Painter
Matchmove Lead
R&D Supervisor
Matchmove Artist
R&D Artist
Rotoscope Supervisor
Senior Technical Developer
Rotoscope Lead
Software Development Supervisor
Rotoscope Artist
Software Developer
Digital Artist
Systems Manager
CG Artist
Systems Coordinator
Paint Supervisor
Systems Engineer
Paint Lead
Paint Artist
Pipeline Supervisor
Digital Paint Lead
Pipeline Engineer
Plate Restoration Supervisor
Shading Supervisor
Plate Restoration Lead
Shading Artist
Plate Restoration Artist
Texture Paint Supervisor
Technical Associate
Texture Lead
Technical Assistant
Texture Painter
Render Coordinator
Texture Paint Artist


Motion Capture Line Producer
Motion Capture Camera Operator
Motion Capture Supervisor
Motion Capture Pipeline TD
Motion Capture Producer
Motion Capture Pipeline Engineer
Motion Capture Systems Technician
Motion Capture Stage Manager
Motion Capture Systems Engineer
Motion Capture Coordinator
Motion Capture Systems Operator
Motion Capture Assistant
Motion Capture Real Time Operator
Motion Capture Production Assistant


Visual Effects Director of Photography
Visual Effect Data Capture
Visual Effects Photographer
Visual Effects 2nd Assistant Camera
Visual Effects Camera Operator
Visual Effects Camera Loader
Visual Effects 1st Assistant Camera
Digital Camera Engineer
Visual Effects Survey Supervisor
Digital Camera Assistant
Visual Effects Surveyor


Senior Special Effects Supervisor
Special Effects Best Boy
Special Effects Supervisor
Senior Special Effects Stage Technician
Senior Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Stage Technician
Special Effects Coordinator
Senior Special Effects Rigger
Special Effects Technician
Special Effects Rigger
Pyrotechnic Supervisor
Senior Special Effects Workshop Technician
Pyrotechnic Technician
Special Effects Workshop Technician
Head Special Effects Electronic Engineer
Head Special Effects Maintenance Engineer
Special Effects Electronic Engineer
Special Effects Maintenance Engineer
Special Effects Electronic Technician
Head Special Effects Machinist
Head Special Effects Stage Technician
Special Effects Machinist


Motion Control Supervisor
Motion Control Camera Assistant
Motion Control Producer
Motion Control Previz
Motion Control Cameraman
Motion Control Technician
Motion Control Operator
Motion Control Crane Operator


Models/Miniatures Director of Photography
Models/Miniatures Supervisor
Models/Miniatures Producer
Senior Modelmaker
Models/Miniatures Gaffer
Chief Modelmaker
Models/Miniatures Coordinator
Models/Miniatures Sr. Camera Operator
Models/Miniatures Sculptor
Models/Miniatures Camera Operator
Senior Plasterer
Models/Miniatures 1st Assistant Camera
Senior Painter
Models/Miniatures 2nd Assistant Camera
Graphic Artist
Models/Miniatures Camera Loader
Creature Supervisor
Models/Miniatures Technical Apprentice
Senior Creature Tech
Digital Camera Engineer
Creature Tech
Digital Camera Assistant
Supervising Mechanical Engineer
Models/Miniatures Stagehand
Mechanical Engineer
Models/Miniatures Production Manager
Chief Scenic Artist
Modelshop Supervisor
Scenic Artist
Models/Miniatures Effects Supervisor
Assistant Scenic Artist


Head Stop Motion Animator
Stop Motion Lead Sculptor
Stop Motion Animator
Stop Motion Sculptor
Stop Motion Assistant Animator
Stop Motion Lead Model Rigger
Stop Motion Puppet Coordinator
Stop Motion Model Rigger
Stop Motion Puppet Wrangler
Stop Motion Lead Mold/Mould Maker
Stop Motion Junior Puppet Wrangler
Stop Motion Mold/Mould Maker
Stop Motion Lead Armature Engineer
Stop Motion Camera Manager
Stop Motion Armature Engineer
Stop Motion Camera Operator
Stop Motion Character Fabricator
Stop Motion Assistant Camera


Animatronics Supervisor
Animatronics Foam Latex Technician
Animatronics Coordinator
Animatronics Mold/Mould Makers
Animatronics Designer
Animatronics Sculptor
Animatronics Mechanical Supervisor
Animatronics Seamstress
Animatronics Technician
Animatronics Hair/Fur Technician
Animatronics Control Systems Designer

Posted by dschnee at 7:14 AM

May 5, 2008

Beverly Hills Chihuahua the Teaser Trailer

OK so really, here it is, the Disney marketing trailer, teaser, whatever, for Beverly Hills Chihuahua... (I'm on the apple/trailers site right now, the links don't seem to be working 'yet' but I'm sure they'll be up soon)
Heel 'Manifesto' viral video Update: Viva Chihuahuas! views are up to 424,824!?! nice.

Posted by dschnee at 7:06 AM

May 1, 2008

Viva Chihuahuas!

So here it is, that Disney marketing spot... it holds up pretty darn well on the youtubes... HEEL! I think this hit the front page of youtube yesterday... It says 96,218 views already? wowow! (9:36am)

Update! I'ts 2:22pm there are now 203,143 Views

See Also: www.heel.la |

Posted by dschnee at 9:36 AM